The Indian Premier League (IPL) will return to its pre-COVID-19 home-and-away format beginning with the 2023 season, according to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. Since the breakout of COVID-19 in 2020, the IPL has been held at only a few venues, with the lucrative competition unfolding behind closed doors across three stadiums in the UAE: Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi. However, now that the pandemic has been contained, the cash-rich league will revert to its original format, with each team playing one home and one away match. “The next season of the men’s IPL will also return to a home and away structure, with all ten teams playing their home matches at their allotted sites,” Ganguly wrote in a note to state units.
For the first time since 2020, the BCCI is running a full-fledged domestic season, and all multi-day events will return to the classic home and away format. Women’s IPL is expected to begin early next year. The BCCI is also launching a girls under-15 ODI tournament.
(source : PTI)